In this work, we see a portrait of the famous Russian painter Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy. There are always many questions, as one artist allowed another artist to paint his portrait. But Repin and Kramskoy had a long friendship, therefore in this work we see, literally, a piece of Repin’s soul, his feelings for man.
Marc Franz, a native of Germany, a painter, preferred to paint in the style of expressionism. In order to depict animals as accurately and fully as possible, he specially studied the anatomy of animals. This allowed him in the film "Elephant" to accurately convey his vision of the animal world in art. Franz considered a man unworthy to appear on his canvas.
The proposal to depict on the canvas of Peter I himself at one time not only affected, but really started and made Serov literally obsessed with this idea. Before that, he had already turned to various historical plots, but it was this case that became unique. The heads of one publication asked about the image of Peter I on Serov’s canvas.
Eugene Delacroix is rightfully considered the founder of French romanticism. Most of his works are tense epic plots made in rich contrasting colors, which were not characteristic of neoclassicism still prevailing in France at the beginning of the 19th century. The origin of Eugene Delacroix is still shrouded in mystery, according to one version he is even considered the illegitimate son of Napoleon.
The boy in the portrait is depicted against the backdrop of nature. You can see the city, green bushes, a distant grove, trees, with transparent brown leaves against the dawn sky, yellow at the horizon. Around reigns autumn, cool, early, golden and beautiful. Overflows of flowers would be beautiful, even if they were an independent landscape.
Vasily Candidsky is a Russian emigrant artist who left his homeland in 1896. His artistic career began in Germany at the age of 30. The heyday of his artistic career falls on his years of teaching at one of the Munich art schools. The school was located in a pretty beautiful place at the confluence of the rivers Fils and Nab.